Youth Groups

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)

MSYG Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) is open to youth in grades 6-8. MSYG is the social complement to our Middle School Religious Education classes. The emphasis is on fun, with social activities and social action projects that encourage bonding among participants. Guidance is provided by background-checked adult volunteers.

Meetings are held on Friday evenings once a month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Some meetings are held onsite and some outside of UUC. Past activities have included bowling and laser tag, hiking, bonfires, and an Escape Room adventure.  MSYG may also participate in social action projects.

Contact Director of Lifespan Faith Development Karen Hager to learn more about MSYG.  Register.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)

YRUUOur high school youth group, Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU), is our Congregation’s opportunity for all interested youth in grades 9-12 to have fun, share spiritual interests, and serve others.

Meetings, held most Sundays from 6 to 8pm, begin with a check-in when teens share thoughts, feelings, and experiences in confidentiality and in an environment of acceptance and support. Planning of future events is followed by games and other activities.

Once a month, youth and advisors have an OOCE (Out Of Church Experience) such as laser tag, bowling, tubing, hiking, or other fun activity.

Other events include fundraisers, service projects, lock-ins at the church, an annual special coffeehouse fundraiser, and often a regional youth convention or “CON” meeting at a nearby UU congregation. Once every four years, YRUU travels to Boston, to learn more about UU history and to further explore their own identities as UUs. The YRUU teens also lead two youth services each year during the Sunday morning service.

Youth empowerment is an important goal of YRUU. Teens gain the ability and agency to make decisions and create change in their own lives and in the lives of other people.

Youth and adult advisors form partnerships that ultimately allow youth to:

  • express themselves publicly
  • gain respect for adult allies
  • express their creativity
  • work for a good causes
  • think critically
  • contribute to the congregation and larger community

For more information about YRUU, please contact the Youth Adult Committee (YAC). Register for YRUU.

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